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Accelerating loss of seagrasses across the globe threatens coastal ecosystems
- M. Waycott, C. Duarte, +11 authors Susan L. Williams
- MedicineProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 28 July 2009
This comprehensive global assessment of 215 studies found that seagrasses have been disappearing at a rate of 110 km2 yr−1 since 1980 and that 29% of the known areal extent has disappeared since seagRass areas were initially recorded in 1879.
A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems
ABSTRACT Seagrasses, marine flowering plants, have a long evolutionary history but are now challenged with rapid environmental changes as a result of coastal human population pressures. Seagrasses…
Global seagrass distribution and diversity: A bioregional model
Seagrass bioregions at the scale of ocean basins are identified based on species distributions which are supported by genetic patterns of diversity, and provide a useful framework for interpreting ecological, physiological and genetic results collected in specific locations or from particular species.
Phylogenetic Studies in Alismatidae, II: Evolution of Marine Angiosperms (Seagrasses) and Hydrophily
The evolution of hydrophily, unisexuality, and marine habit in angiosperms was explored using estimates of phylogeny obtained by phylogenetic analyses of chloroplast (rbcL) gene sequence data.
Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change: Summary for Pacific Island Countries and Territories
The purpose of this summary is to present the main results from the regional vulnerability assessment as they apply to each country and territory, making the information easily to use. The…
Extinction risk assessment of the world’s seagrass species
For the first time, the probability of extinction is determined for the world’s seagrass species under the Categories and Criteria of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
A guide to tropical seagrasses of the Indo-West Pacific
Phylogeography of the olive sea snake, Aipysurus laevis (Hydrophiinae) indicates Pleistocene range expansion around northern Australia but low contemporary gene flow
Levels of contemporary female‐mediated gene flow varied within regions and reflected potential connectivity among populations afforded by the different regional habitat types, and suggested recent range expansion in the GBR‐GoC probably occurred from east coast populations, possibly in the Coral Sea.
Unravelling complexity in seagrass systems for management: Australia as a microcosm.
- K. Kilminster, K. McMahon, +9 authors J. Udy
- Geography, MedicineThe Science of the total environment
- 15 November 2015
A functional classification of seagrass habitats based on modes of resilience to inform management for all seagRass communities is adopted, which has world-wide relevance as the Australian case-studies have many analogues throughout the world.
Mixed responses of tropical Pacific fisheries and aquaculture to climate change
It is demonstrated how the economic and social implications can be addressed within the sector-tuna and freshwater aquaculture can help support growing populations as coral reefs, coastal fisheries and mariculture decline.